Private Equity Investing in Specialty Chemicals & Materials Companies
To chair this timely conference, we’re delighted to welcome David E. De Leeuw, managing director and co-founder of Lion Chemical Capital -- a premier private equity firm that exclusively targets the chemical industry, with offices in Houston and New York City.
David has more than 30 years of experience in private equity, investment banking, and corporate finance. He was a founding partner at McCown & De Leeuw & Co., a pioneering private equity firm focusing on middle-market leveraged buyouts. It raised more than $1.2 billion in four funds and invested in 40 platform companies. Prior to founding McCown & De Leeuw in 1984, David worked in the leveraged acquisitions group at Citibank, and previously at W.R. Grace & Co., and Paine Webber in New York and Tokyo.
Along with David, four panel discussions will feature 20 private equity experts in specialty chemicals and materials, including GPs, portfolio company operating executives, investment bankers, lenders, consultants, and more. They will share their real-world perspectives, lessons learned, and industry outlooks, including insights on recent deal activity and managing current portfolio companies.
Plus this conference is just the place to make excellent connections. Beyond the fresh new content, you’ll be able to meet face to face with your peers and with industry professionals. The day’s agenda includes ample time, with session breaks and an open lunch, when you can exchange ideas and business cards with fellow attendees and featured speakers
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